Mikaal Sulaiman, originally from Rochester New York, currently resides in Los Angeles working primarily as a sound designer and composer. He attended the University of the Arts receiving a BFA in Acting and later studied the Jacque Lecoq approach to physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts. Mikaal also writes and directs from time to time. He is currently writing and devising a new headphone play titled Project Black Plague. PBP has received artist residencies at Space on Ryder Farm in Upstate New York, UCross Foundation in Wyoming, as well as VoxFest at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He is also currently developing an unscripted travel show titled Cornerstore Folklore where the host, his brother Amir Sulaiman - a poet, unpacks the culture of different countries around the world through their poetry traditions. Mikaal directed the pilot, funded by HBO, for two weeks in several cities in Iran focusing on the renowned ancient poetry of Hafez. Mikaal’s sound design credits that have received New York Times Critics Picks include: Rags Parkland (Ars Nova), Fairview (Soho Rep), Time’s Journey Through a Room (Play Co.), Master (Foundry Theatre Co.), [Obie Award winning] Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova), The Oldsmobiles (The Flea). He has upcoming Projects at Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, Manhattan Theatre Club, Trinity Rep, The Alley Theatre, among others.
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